Unexpected misery for Spurs? How an Arsenal FA Cup win changes Europa League qualification

first_img1 Tottenham stars Christian Eriksen and Danny Rose look dejected After some poor performances against Burnley and Aston Villa in recent weeks, Tottenham fans had been looking at a seventh place finish in the Premier League this season.Finishing below Liverpool and Southampton would see Spurs fail to qualify for a European competition for the first time since 2009/10, which some supporters were delighted with, on the basis that the Europa League is more trouble than it’s worth.In that 2009/10 campaign, without gruelling trips to Moldova, Georgia and Russia, Tottenham were able to concentrate on their Premier League performances and managed to finish in the top four, earning them a spot in the Champions League.But, if Arsenal win the FA Cup, any hopes of a repeat could go down the drain.Previously, if the FA Cup winners qualified for the following season’s Champions League, the FA Cup runners up took a Europa League spot.But from the 2014/15 season on, only the winners get a Europa League place. Should the FA Cup winners also qualify for the Champions League, the Cup’s Europa League place goes to the Premier League (as with the Capital One Cup – Chelsea having won that competition, its Europa League place going to the Premier League).The result is that not only will Spurs supporters have to watch on in horror as the Gunners retain the trophy they won last season, the victory will see whoever finishes in seventh spot in the Premier League also qualify for Europe, denying Mauricio Pochettino’s side the chance to focus on a top four tilt.So who can qualify for the Europa League? talkSPORT takes a look…If Arsenal win the FA Cup: The fifth, sixth and seventh placed Premier League sidesIf Aston Villa win the FA Cup: The fifth and sixth placed Premier League sides, plus Aston Villa.There could also be another Premier League side in the competition if England earn an extra spot through the UEFA Respect Fair Play league.last_img read more

Henderson told to retire by some England fans as Spurs star earns rave reviews

first_img Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update scrap SORRY Harry Winks is a cracking footballer, mind. Was concerned he wasn’t playing enough earlier this year but that lad is going to be *quite* the presence over the next decade. Classy.— Jeff Livingstone (@DefJeff) October 16, 2018 2 Winks more than held his own against the experienced duo of Thiago and Busquets Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Harry Winks is England’s true answer to Busquets and Jorginho though, don’t sleep on Winks.— عبد الحميد (@AbdxlA) October 16, 2018 BEST OF Jordan Horrenderson must surely be midway through writing his retirement speech right now! Harry Winks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻— Paul 🍀 (@itstartedin1882) October 15, 2018 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Can we just appreciate how good Harry Winks has been tonight. We look way better with him in over Henderson. Very good young footballer, Him and Barkley together look very creative.#threelions #Eng— Andy Leeman (@AndyLeeman91) October 15, 2018 2 gameday cracker revealed Not afraid to break free from his midfield ranks as well, the starlet showed off his dribbling abilities on several occasions with Spurs teammate Eric Dier also excelling.Such attacking prowess from deep is something many Three Lions fans believe was missing in the latter stages of the tournament in Russia.Scroll down to see the best reaction from fans after Monday night’s win! Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos LATEST Jordan Henderson has been told to RETIRE from international duty by several England fans after Harry Winks’ impressive display against Spain on Monday night.The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder even earned comparisons to Chelsea star Jorginho and World Cup winner Sergio Busquets with his assured performance in Seville. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ latest A brace from Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford’s neat finish saw the Three Lions race into a 3-0 lead at half time of their UEFA Nations League clashGoals from Paco Alcacer and Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos proved to be mere consolations as Gareth Southgate’s young side deservedly earned three points and praise for their performance.With several members of the successful World Cup squad such as Henderson missing from the starting XI, starting berths were given to the likes of Ben Chilwell and Joe Gomez. But it was Winks who stole the show for many England fans.Competing against Thiago Alcantara and Busquets, the 22-year-old was confident in possession and successfully linked the attack and defence on several occasions. Most Popular Football Stories Have to say that I had my doubts about Harry Winks but he was excellent last night— DeployLeroy™ (@DeployLeroy) October 16, 2018 England were missing a link man, badly. Harry Winks recovers from injury, steps in, sorts out that issue – England beat Spain. Football is a simple game at times.— Andrew Hallett (@MastodonMUSING) October 16, 2018 The Tottenham star celebrates England’s win over Spain in Seville Harry Winks has been outstanding so far..so much better than that donkey Henderson— markblue1960 (@markborkin) October 15, 2018last_img read more